Affectionately called the “scrape thingy” by our patients, we use a form of manual therapy known as instrument assisted
The general goals of the therapy are to reduce the patient’s pain and increase function through a combination of:
- Breaking down the scar tissue and fascia restrictions that are usually associated with some form of trauma to the soft tissue (e.g., a strained muscle or a pulled ligament, tendon, or fascia).
- Reducing restrictions by stretching connective tissue in an attempt to rearrange the structure of the soft tissue being treated (e.g., muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments).
- Promoting a better healing environment for the injured soft tissue and increasing local circulation
This technique is commonly used to address issues such as:
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome